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Massive organism is crashing on our watch

Utah State University researchers Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy have conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone and the results show...

If pigs could fly

Human activity continues to shape environmental systems around the world creating novel ecosystems that are increasingly prevalent in what some scientists call the Anthropocene...

Lack of water is key stressor for urban trees

A study out March 13 finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well - unless they are thirsty. Insufficient...

Elephant declines imperil Africa’s forests

Poaching and habitat loss have reduced forest elephant populations in Central Africa by 63 percent since 2001. This widespread killing poses dire consequences not...

Resisting alien invasions

Invasive species are can be hugely detrimental to marine ecosystems. Take Caulerpa taxifoliaas an example. Dubbed "killer algae" because it crowds out other plants and animals...